The following guidelines are provided to assist in the development of appropriate learning objectives for a proposed educational experience.
Step 1. Describe the information, skills, behaviors, or perspectives
you will acquire through attendance and participation.
Step 2. Clearly identify the outcomes or actions
you expect to demonstrate as a result of the educational experiences. See the action words below.
Step 3. Write the learning objectives that relate to these outcomes and that reflect the content of the session. Objectives describe
your behavior as the learner, and:
are stated clearly
define or describe an action
are measurable, in terms of time, space, amount, and/or frequency.
Measurable Action Words (examples)
Examples of Learning Objectives
"At the conclusion of the course, I will be able to:
List five indicators that link a healthy community to healthy economy."
Articulate the procedure for assessing the health status of a patient with Alzheimer's Disease."
Develop a care plan for a family of six supported by an annual income of $32,000, and caring for a child who has cystic fibrosis."